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Tuesday, August 22, 2017
KUALA LUMPUR -- Filipino gymnasts Kaitlin Cera Lianne De Guzman and Reyland Yuson Capellan; fencer Louie Wayne Brennan and wushu artist Agatha Chrystenzen Wong on Tuesday ruled their respective events with passion to power the Philippines’ gold medal count to seven in the 29th Southeast Asian Games. De Guzman showed...
PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia—For the national triathlon team, dominating the 29th Southeast Asian Games is just the tip of the iceberg. Triathlon Association of the Philippines Secretary-General Tom Carrasco said the triathletes will have only a week’s rest before plunging back to work in various training destinations. Headed by gold medalists Nikko Bryan Huelgas...

Gymnasts deliver gold

KUALA LUMPUR—On a busy day where a gold rush was expected, gymnasts Reyland Capellan and Kaitlin de Guzman stepped up and sparked the movement with a gold medal each to fuel the country’s campaign midway into the 29th Southeast Asian Games on Tuesday. Veteran Capellan and rising star de Guzman...
LONDON—Perhaps it’s just a clever ploy to sell the caffeine-packed drinks produced by the competition’s title sponsor. Domestic supporters of English clubs wanting to instantly discover their next opponent in the League Cup will have to be awake at 4:15 a.m. on Thursday. The second-ranked cup competition’s draw masters aren’t pulling...
KUALA LUMPUR—Florante Matan and Nicole Tagle lost a tense semifinal with Malaysia’s Khairul Anuar Muhammad and Nural Aliya Ghapar to salvage the bronze medal at the close of the 29th Southeast Asian Games archery competitions on Tuesday. Ranged against the Malaysians and the rollicking hometown crowd at the National Sports...
ROGER LADON and Dannel Maamo are ready to rumble with the créme dela créme of the International Amateur Boxing Association (AIBA) world. Rio Olympian Ladon and Maamo, who had to walk the tightrope in earning slots to the 2017 World Championships in Hamburg, Germany, set to begin on Friday, are...

Hotshots face Fuel Masters

STAR hopes to shrug off rust after more than two weeks of layoff when it battles Phoenix in the Philippine Basketball Association Governors’ Cup today at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay City. Coming off a 19-day rest to give way to the Fiba Asia Cup where the Philippines...

Manila takes on Marikina

MERALCO Manila tries to keep its solid grip of the lead as it tangles with JPV Marikina in the Philippines Football League today at the Rizal Memorial Stadium. The third meeting between Manila and Marikina in the four-round elimination stage kicks off at 4 p.m. Meralco Manila has 39 points leading...
KUALA LUMPUR—Benefitting from the luck of the draw, Jemyca Aribado and Yvone Alyssa Dalida frustrated Thailand’s Suviva Kitvijarn and Tuddaw Thamronglarp, 11-4, 11-4, to advance to the women’s double semifinals of the 29th Southeast Asian Games squash tournament late Monday night. Drawing a bye in the round-of-16, Aribado and Dalida,...

Gilas battles host Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR—Gilas Pilipinas eyes a big win against host Malaysia in men’s basketball of the 29th Southeast Asian Games today at the Maba Stadium. Game time is at 6 p.m. with the Filipinos looking to pull off a convincing victory following a nerve-wracking 81-74 win over Thailand in the opener. Also...
MICK Jagger and The Rolling Stones suddenly come to mind. “Change has come/under my thumb.” Mick The Lips and his indestructible Rolling Stones (Satisfaction) made that line iconic through their immortal song, “Under My Thumb”. It blew my mind in the 1960s.  It still does today.  Deathless. Only a while back, we surrendered...

Golden Sweep

KUALA LUMPUR—The vaunted triathlon squad delivered a fitting birthday gift to chief of mission Cynthia Carrion with a sweep of the gold medals on Monday in the 29th Southeast Asian Games at the Water Sports Complex in Putrajaya City. Nikko Huelgas and Kim Mangrobang booked masterful performances in the men’s and...
KUALA LUMPUR—A Malaysian sultan made more history in the Southeast Asian Games by winning the equestrian endurance race last Sunday. Sultan Mizan Zainal Abidin, the first sultan to compete in the biennial games, galloped to victory after nearly six hours in the 80-kilometer race. Sultan Mizan, 55, ruler of northeast Terengganu...

Smiling Face

MASON, Ohio—Garbine Muguruza cradled her smiling face in both hands and closed her eyes, taking it all in. The Wimbledon champion had added another title to her breakthrough summer—this one at the expense of a player who can’t quite get to No. 1. Muguruza defeated Simona Halep, 6-1, 6-0, for...

No Teammate, No Medal

KUALA LUMPUR—The absence of a domistique or teammate took its toll on Marella Salamat as she fell short of making the podium in cycling’s women’s criterium in the 29th Southeast Asian Games on Monday at the Dataran Putrajaya course. Salamat, a gold medalist in the individual time trial in Singapore two...
KUALA LUMPUR—Eric Shawn Cray will be gunning for a golden double when athletics competitions of the 29th Southeast Asian Games go full blast on Tuesday at the awesome KL Sports City. The Rio Olympian Cray will defend his 100-meter and 400-meter hurdles crowns in what promises to be a hectic...
LYCEUM of the Philippines University goes for the school’s unprecedented first round sweep as it faces lightweight Mapua University today in the 93rd National Collegiate Athletic Association seniors’ basketball tournament at the Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan City. The Pirates downed the Letran Knights, 75-68, last Friday for their...
CIGNAL’S quest for a season sweep faces an interesting challenge against a team many thought wasn’t good enough to make the playoffs, let alone the finals. Standing in the way of the Hawkeyes in their bid for historic feat are the Centro Escolar University (CEU) Scorpions, who went through the...
THE Philippines teetered before surviving Jordan, 75-70, late Sunday night to finish seventh in the International Basketball Federation Asia Cup in Beirut. And finishing below expectations in Lebanon was just a teaser to a tougher ride ahead for Gilas. In the more important tournament this November—the qualifiers for the 2019 Fiba...

Highs and lows

CONGRATULATIONS to marathoner Mary Joy Tabal for winning the country’s first of hopefully many gold medals at the 29th South East Asian Games in Kuala Lumpur, which started over the weekend. Tabal clocked two hours, 48 minutes and 26 seconds, beating Natthaya Thanaronnwat (2:58:17) of Thailand and Hoang Thi Tanh (2:55:53) of...
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